Welcome to the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NM OSHA) of the New Mexico Environment Department.
Our mission is to assure every employee safe and healthful working conditions.
The Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NM OSHA) is an agency within the New Mexico Environment Department responsible for enforcement of the New Mexico Health and Safety Act, and providing safety and health assistance to employers.
NM OSHA’s jurisdiction includes private industry and public entities such as city, county, and state government. Federal employees and employers are excluded.
The Bureau has five operational areas:
Administrative - In addition to managing the general administrative duties of the OHSB, this section gathers state-wide statistical information on workplace injuries and fatalities.
Enforcement - The compliance section enforces health and safety regulations by conducting on-site inspections. Employees or employers wishing to report problems should contact the compliance section.
Compliance Assistance - This group works with and provides help to New Mexico trade associations, unions, partnerships, and alliances to promote health and safety awareness.
Consultation Program - This section works proactively with employers by providing training and consultative services to employers who request assistance.
Whistleblower Discrimination -This section investigates cases filed by employees who allege retaliation after reporting health and safety concerns to their employer or NM OSHA.